A great habit to develop that will help you leverage your value, tee up delegation opportunities and, at the same time, contribute to the professional development of your staff is to bring along a staff member to meetings, events, or even to ask them to sit in on a conference call.
Asking someone to join you allows you to have:
- A "friendly" observer and feedback resource,
- Someone who can do the note-taking,
- Someone who can listen for things that you might miss,
- Someone who can specifically observe and make note of the body language and non-verbal cues of other parties,
- Someone who can debrief with you in follow up to the meeting or call, and
- Someone who can learn from the experience.
TRY THIS TODAY:
- Pick an upcoming client meeting, vendor meeting or interdepartmental meeting or event,
- Choose one of your staff members or direct reports to join you.
- Cleary explain their role to them (even if it's only an observation role).
- Following the meeting (or call), debrief with the staff member and ask for their feedback on how things went.
- Ask them what they learned.
- Ask them what could be done better next time.
NEXT STEP: Make this a habit going forward, it's a great development opportunity for your staff and tea
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